The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a sweeping overhaul of the food safety laws within a few days. As it is currently written, S. 510 will actually make our food less safe. S. 510 will strengthen the forces that have led to the consolidation of our food supply in the hands of a few industrial food producers, while harming small producers who give consumers the choice to buy fresh, healthy, local foods.
Please contact your Senators NOW to urge them to amend or oppose the bill! See prior action alert for details on talking points and how to take action.
Get the facts about Senator Tester’s amendment to protect local foods – read the Tester-Hagan Amendment Q&A. And call your Senators to urge them to support Tester’s amendment!
Congress needs to solve the real problems – the centralized food distribution system and imported foods – and not regulate our local food sources out of business. S. 510 is a “one-size-fits-all” approach that will unnecessarily burden both farmers and small-scale food processors, ultimately depriving consumers of the choice to buy from producers they know and trust.